July, 2015 • NEL Fund Managers Limited

Growth Fund Gets Behind Oddballs’ Expansion Plans

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The business model behind a unique clothing company run by three people with strong North East sporting connections has proved to be anything but pants after it pulled in a six figure outside investment. Oddballs Apparel designs, manufactures and retails a striking high quality range of boxers shorts […]


New Routes to Commercial Success

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While technology has clearly made a huge difference to how easily we can keep in touch with people, and have also had enormous environmental impacts at the same time, there is still no true substitute for meeting up face-to-face or going to see something or, often more importantly, […]


Growth Fund Support Helps Wheels of Commerce Turn for Rotational Engineering

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A specialist North East engineering firm has recognised the positive impact that outside investment has had on its recent performance and future prospects. Rotational Engineering designs and manufactures a range of rotational steel moulds that are predominantly used in the plastics market, and works with clients in the […]


Doing the Right Thing

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Ethics in business has always been a rather complex and difficult topic to properly address. We seem, thankfully, to have evolved a long way clear of the ‘greed is good’ period of the 1980s, and the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility has taken hold over the last decade […]


Growth Fund Investment gives Jump Designs on Expansion

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An ambitious digital brand strategy and design agency is preparing for a major leap forward with the help of a new six-figure investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. JUMP offers the full range of design and digital commerce services to a growing roster of […]


People Buy from People

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Before Robert Bathurst (you’d know him if you saw him) became famous as the rich one of the three husbands in Cold Feet, his best-known role was in an 1980s advert for Barclays Bank, where he owned a company called Walton Mouldings. On receiving a telephone order for […]


IEvo Identifies Growth Fund Investment as Next Driver for Development

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A North East-based market leader in the burgeoning field of biometrics is aiming to expand the range and size of contracts it can take on with the help of new outside investment. IEvo designs and develops devices which use individuals’ fingerprints to manage access to a range of […]


Growth Fund Hat-Trick for Group Horizon

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A successful North East training company’s journey towards ever-widening horizons has been backed by a third tranche of investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. Group Horizon works with vocational colleges, local authorities and employers of all sizes to help both young and experienced people […]


Orion Reaching for the Stars with Growth Fund Investment Support

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A sports and leisurewear firm founded by a former Newcastle Falcons player is upping its game after securing new investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund. Orion Teamwear design and manufacture teamwear, leisurewear and accessories for both professional and amateur sports teams, and has an […]


Orcalight Manufacturing Bright Future with Global Dive Light Sales Plans

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A specialist North East manufacturer is aiming to shine a light on new markets around the globe after securing investment from the Finance For Business North East Growth Fund which will help it ramp up sales of the world’s most powerful dive light. Orcalight was approached by the […]